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History of Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport:

So how did it all begin?

Edinburgh airport started off as an Aerodrome during the first world war. With just a grass strip for a runway, and aeroplanes that arrived in packages that had to be assembled, the Turnhouse Aerodrome was converted into the RAF Turnhouse for the Royal Flying Corps in 1915.

In 1947 the first Edinburgh-London shuttle service was run. After 45 years of RAF ownership, the Turnhouse was demilitarised and handed over to the Ministry of Aviation, who continued to run the Edinburgh-London shuttle flight until 1971 when the BAA bought the airport.

6 years after its purchase, it was officially opened as Edinburgh Airport. The terminal building underwent considerable renovations in 2001, and further expansions are proposed.